Next week, Lana Del Rey will release her expansively decadent sophomore album Ultraviolence. It is very good. Most of the bonus tracks, which will appear with various bonus editions of the album, are not so good, an encouraging sign that LDR has learned to focus her strengths and to push the songs that don’t work so well to the margins. There is, however, an exception. “Is This Happiness,” a bonus track that will appear on the iTunes edition of Ultraviolence, is a woozily lovely piano ballad that stands up well to the songs that actually made the album. Listen to it below.
Ultraviolence is out 6/17 on Interscope.